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Reporter : Do Je-hae
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 08:54
Kim Jong-un's admission of failure shows serious economic situation in North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's opening address at the eighth congress of the Workers' Party of Korea was marked by a rare public acknowledgement of mistakes in the leadership's five-year economic strategy from 2016 through 2020 amid three major hardships that hit the North - the COVID-19 pandemic, international sanctions and natural disasters.
China's role vital in preventing provocation, resuming diplomacy with North Korea
President Moon Jae-in has paid a lot of attention to improving relations with China through an active summit diplomacy with Chinese President Xi Jinping, following the bilateral dispute over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system - the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system - on Korean soil during his predecessor Park Geun-hye's term.
Mass infection at detention center leads to political wrangling over Moon's responsibility
President Moon Jae-in is being criticized for the government's lax handling of mass infections at the Dongbu Detention Center in southeastern Seoul. The opposition bloc is increasing its attack on the President, calling for him to make a personal apology and demanding a National Assembly review of the incident.
President Moon's keywords for 2021: economy, stability, communication
For the first time, President Moon Jae-in's office will be run by an economic and ICT expert, a departure from the practice of filling the chief of staff post with political heavyweights with special personal ties to the President.
Breakthrough in North Korea issue, economic revival to be major challenges for Moon in 2021
The first half of 2021 is expected to be crucial for President Moon Jae-in as the six-month period is the only time he has left to make any big policy moves on diplomacy, national security, the economy and other political issues before the nation becomes engrossed in the run up to the next presidential election which will take place in March 2022.
Moon replaces justice minister to push for reform
President Moon Jae-in accepted Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae's previously offered resignation, Wednesday, following a recent court decision that granted an injunction to Prosecutor-General Yoon Seok-youl against a ministry disciplinary committee's order suspending him from duty for two months.
Inha University professor to head Northeast Asian History Foundation
The Northeast Asian History Foundation has named Lee Young-ho, professor emeritus of Inha University, as its sixth president, according to a statement from the foundation, Monday. The former history professor of the private university in Incheon assumed the post on the day for a three-year term.
Moon appoints ministers, neglects political cooperation pledge
President Moon Jae-in has come under fire for once again disregarding the opposition and naming controversial figures to key Cabinet posts. Moon handed out letters of appointment to four new ministers during a ceremony at Cheong Wa Dae, Tuesday, including Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Byeon Chang-heum. The former CEO of the Korea Land and Housing Corp. (LH) has ...
President to seek turnaround through reshuffle
President Moon Jae-in recently suffered a huge political setback following an administrative court ruling that overturned his endorsement of a disciplinary committee's decision to suspend Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl from duty. This incident aggravated the public disapproval of his..
No public diplomatic events for Kim Jong-un in 2020
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was involved in 53 public activities this year, the lowest since he took power in 2012 following the death of his father Kim Jong-il.
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